Uranus
 

Five Things as Uranus Enters Retrograde

As Uranus enters retrograde in Taurus, here are five things to take into consideration through next January when it will return to its normal path. In a nutshell, Uranus is pushing you to break with the comfortable, so take these points with an eye towards making some progress on things you've just let slide until now. Let Uranus do its job and ride the wave (and be prepared for any upheavals).

​Retrograde 11 August, 2019
​Opposition
28 October, 2019
​Direct
11 January, 2020

Five Things to Consider...

Sudden Changes Can Lead to Long Term Goals 

Complacency is the enemy of progress, and with Uranus retrograde, things can get a little wobbly. Take advantage of this and be prepared to pivot. Be nimble and take advantage of the opportunities as they're presented. Don't let rapid changes take you by surprise.

Higher Self-Awareness Means even the Clueless might have a Clue! 

Hey, sometimes even the idiots get something right, especially when a consistent flow of random events give them plenty of options from which to chose - all creatively interesting. While you can take advantage of this (and we recommend you don't tell anyone), perhaps it's more appropriate to simply be aware that the office doofus might get some kudos for a while when they get lucky. Just smile, give a Nancy Pelosi clap, and say, "well played."

Having Fun in New and Interesting Ways is a Thing!

Between the Moon and Venus's influences, this retrograde should remind you that finding fun in new and interesting things should be something to keep in mind. Try that new bistro. Accept that invitation. Listen to the new band. Go to Burning Man!

Upheaval is in the Air. Are you Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?

Want an insight into someone's thought process? Ask them what they'd do if they had a 24 hour heads-up on the zombie apocalypse. Me? I'm headed for Costco! A large building made out of cinderblocks and big metal doors filled with enough supplies to last years. What's your plan?

Technology Might Fritz - Even More than a Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury is known for the havoc it causes to technology, but don't forget that Uranus rules when it comes to electricity, and that's always something that can ruin your day. Especially now, with solar activity at a minimum, Uranus's influences can be significant. When the solar wind is light, cosmic rays are able to penetrate much further into the solar system, affecting life and systems at a much higher level than during active solar periods.

Indeed, this is one of the main focus areas here at ChipWitch, and we'll have a lot more to say about this as time goes on - and be sure to check Retrograde Today every day, as we monitor solar metrics in real time!

(PS: Click on the image - this shirt is for sale :-))

 Saturn is in retrograde at 14 Cap 24' 05"

If Jupiter is known as The Great Benefic- you know there has to be a bad guy. Saturn, well, is sort of that bad guy. There are a few reasons for this, but, it’s important to understand two key concepts in astrology at work here: Benefic and Malefic.

Find out more about Saturn in retrograde.


 Uranus is in retrograde at 06 Tau 33' 09"

Uranus smells bad.

Look, I had to get that out of the way. It probably will not be the last but, if you have ever known an Aquarius, wordplay involving this mispronunciation is absolutely appropriate. Uranus rules Aquarius, by the way (if Aquarius would ever admit to anything ruling it). This is another one of those outer planets we can’t really see without some help. Discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, it again denotes things nobody really wants to admit but everyone knows are there. Like that odd smell in the open office. Is someone cooking fish in the microwave again or did you just indulge in a milkshake at lunch when you knew you probably shouldn’t? Who knows?

Find out more about Uranus in retrograde.


 Neptune is in retrograde at 17 Pis 45' 57"

As the farthest known planet from the Sun in our solar system, Neptune, the 8th planet’s astronomical description is entirely appropriate to its astrological. It’s the densest giant planet and it moves very slowly. In astrology, it rules Pisces and is considered the planet of deception, spirituality, illusion, and addiction. It’s not all bad, though- as with other things, the flip sides are the good sides and intuition, dreams, sensitivity, mercy and compassion also fall under its auspices.

Find out more about Neptune in retrograde.


 Pluto is in retrograde at 20 Cap 59' 53"

When people write about Pluto, they almost always point out that in Roman mythology, this was the god of the underworld. I think that might be underplaying things just a bit. If you take it back to the earlier version, the Greek, you might get a better idea of what this represents: Hades. Of course in this respect, we’re talking about a God but, the place about sums it up, too. In essence, though, your own personal Hades. Of course, knowledge of Pluto gets just a bit murky on the planetary front when you look at astrology- and I have always found it just a little odd how so many paint the astrology of this planet as ancient when in fact, we didn’t even discover it until 1930. A little kid named it, incidentally, it’s a great story.

Find out more about Pluto in retrograde.


24 August 2019 at 11:16 GMT

chart wheel

PlanetStationary (retrograde)OppositionStationary (direct)Notes
Mercury1 November, 201911 November, 201921 November, 2019In water-sign Scorpio
Mercury18 February, 20209 March, 2020Begins in water-sign Pisces, Concludes in air-sign Aquarius
Mercury17 June, 202012 July, 2020In water-sign Cancer
Mercury13 October, 20203 November, 2020Begins in water-sign Scorpio, Concludes in air-sign Libra
Venus13 May, 202025 June, 2020
Mars9 September, 202014 November, 2020
Jupiter10 April, 201910 June, 201911 August, 2019
Jupiter14 May, 202013 September, 2020
Saturn29 April, 20199 July, 201918 September, 2019
Saturn11 May, 202029 September, 2020
Uranus11 August, 201928 October, 201911 January, 2020
Uranus15 August, 202014 January, 2021
Neptune21 June, 201910 September, 201927 November, 2019
Neptune23 June, 202029 November, 2020
Pluto24 April, 20193 October, 2019
Pluto25 April, 20204 October, 2020

Planetary Positions

24 August 2019 at 11:16 GMT

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
Sun01 Vir 00' 48"
Moon11 Gem 08' 47"
Mercury20 Leo 25' 46"
Venus03 Vir 49' 32"
Mars03 Vir 58' 17"
Jupiter14 Sag 45' 35"
Saturn14 Cap 24' 05" R
Uranus06 Tau 33' 09" R
Neptune17 Pis 45' 57" R
Pluto20 Cap 59' 53" R

The Moon

moonThe moon is currently 38% Waning Crescent

New Moon2019 Aug 30 at 10:37
First Quarter2019 Sep 06 at 03:10
Full Moon2019 Sep 14 at 04:33
Last Quarter2019 Sep 22 at 02:41

Recommended Reading